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rocket forces are ready to settle accounts with the u.s. the latest hostile rhetoric is a reaction to the stealth bombers that flew over south korea during joint training drills. the maneuver was meant to show america's ability to do conduct precision strikes quickly and at will. experts say the north is likely years away from developing long range missiles. back at home, gun control advocates held rallies across the country thursday as president obama hosted mothers of gun violence victims at the white house. the president urged the country not to forget the tragedy at sandy hook. while repeating his promise to fight to reduce gun violence. nbc's danielle lee has more from washington. danielle, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. reform advocates hope more than 100 events yesterday will energize the nation. here on capitol hill lawmakers even democrats remain a tough sell on the issue. parents of the newtown shooting
victims struggled to digest new details released about the shooter adam lanza. documents reveal he fired more than 150 bullets inside sandy hook elementary in under five minutes. his deadliest weapon a bush master semi-automatic rifle and ten 30-round magazines. nicole hockley lost her son. >> every new piece of information is painful because it brings us back to december 14th. >> reporter: even in newtown there's not agreement over gun reform. yesterday protesters for and against stricter laws faced off. >> you can't make legislation based on emotion. you need to do it by fact. >> reporter: gun control advocates gathered at more than a hundred rallies across the country. >> we need to change the whole culture of violence in this country. >> reporter: newtown parents spoke in a new video campaign by michael bloomberg. >> our daughter grace was 7 years old. >> reporter: from the white house president obama demanded the nation remember their loss. >> the entire country pledged we
would do something about it and this time would be different. shame on us if we have forgotten. >> reporter: he's trying to revive dropping momentum. recent polls indicate that support for new gun laws that rose after the shooting have dropped about ten points. back here on capitol hill at least six democrats could vote against new laws. reporting live in washington, i'm danielle lee. dara, back to you. >> thanks for that. a 22-year-old woman has been arrested on charges of providing a gun to the man of killing tom clements. officials said stevie marie vigil bought the gun legally and then gave it to ebel. he could not guy buy a gun of his own. she appeared in court yesterday and faces 16 years in prison if convicted. a spokesperson says investigators are not certain yet if she knew about ebel's plans to kill tom clements.
>> pope francis is 16 days into his papacy and already he's making headlines for his unusual inclusion in yesterday's holy thursday rite. the washing of the feet carried out by pope francis sparked debate when the new leader became the first pope ever to wash and kiss the feet of a woman. a surprising departure from strict church rules limiting the holy thursday ritual to men only. some welcomed the act as a sign of inclusiveness on the church. there were reenactments of the crucifixion. the extreme ritual is opposed by the nation's religious leaders. this morning news that credit card fraud can strike anyone because the victim is supreme court chief justice john roberts. someone got a hold of one of the justice's credit card account numbers but declined further comment. a "the washington post" blog
reports roberts had to use cash at a suburban maryland starbucks for his morning coffee telling the barista he cancelled his card. now for a look at the weekend weather, bill karins. good morning, bill. they should have given it to him for free. >> they probably should have. is that where we're at? if you use cash everyone's like, why are you using cash? you're suspicious. >> we have showers in the northwest. more shower activity over the holiday weekend. here is a radar from the north. it's not a lot. if you are getting showers consider yourself unlucky for the most part. the next storm will move on shore throughout the weekend. you can see it spinning clearly here. high pressure to the north. when we get situations like this it means they will be slow-moving. over the intermountain west, areas of low pressure that are weak. the muddled weather continues but right along california, a lot of clear skies along the coast of california. we'll deal with early morning
fog. we'll get you sunshine this afternoon. we'll try to at least. temperatures warming in the desert soutbetween. arizona starting to warm up through the upcoming weekend. flag staff into the 60s and 70s. speaking of the weekend your complete travel forecast is coming up. >> sounds like a good weekend for us. >> we have had worse. all of march. >> exactly. hopefully april will come oh in quiet and nice. >> we deserve it. >> thanks, bill. >> a frightening story that involves hundreds of dental patients who have been urged to get tested for hepatitis and hiv. details next. plus, great news for anyone who has a pension, 401(k) or other investments in the stock market. the sensational jodi arias
welcome back. stories making headlines this morning. the environmental protection agency is set to announce new rules reducing the amount of sulfur allowed in gasoline by two-thirds. it's an effort to improve performance of engines to fight smog. opponents say it will only help to raise the price of gasoline. the ground is still moving on the site of that massive landslide in washington state. at least one home was destroyed wednesday. this morning at least five remain under evacuation orders and 18 are still inaccessible. a new campaign in tucson promises free shotguns for people to protect themselves. the armed citizens project is part of a national campaign to give firearms to single women and homeowners in the nation's crime-ridden neighborhoods. >> health officials in oklahoma say a rogue dentist could have
exposed 7,000 patients to hiv and hepatitis. letters are going out to previous patients of dr. harrington urging them to get tested. new figures show the defense for murder suspect jodi arias has cost the state of arizona a $1.4 million since 2008. state law guarantees capital murder suspects two death qualified lawyers. the trial is weeks away from going to the journey. and two russians and an american docked with the international space station and did it in record time. the soyuz shot the men into space on a new orbit maneuver taking less than six hours from launch to docking. the trading markets are closed on this holiday but stocks finished the week and the first quarter of 2013 in fine fashion. the s&p 500 and the dow reaching record highs while the nasdaq continues to rise. for the first quarter of 2013 the dow was up 11.25%, the s&p
up over 10% and the nasdaq up well over 8%. the financial crisis in cyprus is seemingly calm on the second day banks are open after a two-week shutdown. google has been forced to back track on its google glass program. they had to uninvite some 8,000 selected for the pilot program because they shouldn't have been chosen and didn't mean to apply the first place. turns out that pedr pedro quezada, the man who won the powerball jackpot owes $29 million in back child support. new york yankee alex rodriguez will make more this year than all of the houston astros baseball team combined. a lot more. a-rod won't play until mid-season but his $29 million salary beats the entire houston salary of $25 million. a hat tip to jane wells at cnbc on this item. this is likely an april fool's prank but was too delicious to pass up.
america's love of bacon spawned a new industry for the breakfast meat. this ad room nates over many uses of bacon only to culminate over a bacon-flavored scope mouthwash. i really do think that's an april 1st prank. march madness returns with the number one seed going home. plus, one wrong step causes a hero to spring into action. but the dangerous third rail pose as deadly threat. we'll show you when we come back. you're watching "early today." ooh .
the lead editorial this morning in "the new york times" malicious obstruction in the senate. the piece points out when president obama poisaid to ease on filibusters he may as well have been talking to statues in the capital. and alaska congressman don young apologized but described workers who picked tomatoes as wet backs. a good samaritan fell into action after a man walked off the subway platform. now hailed a hero, the man jumped onto the tracks while others called to stop the trains. they say he will be okay. to virginia now security video shows a foiled robbery after a store clerk managed to fight off the suspect.
as robber aimed his gun at one employee the other was able to run out the door where he got into a tugging match over the gun. the robber ran off without any loot. the tulsa zoo had a little surprise for its larger than life residents. elephants were treated to their own easter egg hunt yesterday. instead of chocolate bunnies they tore open papier mache eggs filled with delicious hay. a man found a furry surprise when he opened his hood and found a cat. she was nicknamed sierra and hopefully she is back to chasing mice. in sports four teams march on to the elite 8. number four syracuse knocks off indiana 61-50. super bowl winning coach john harbaugh was in the stands.
it was not the near for another championship in the family. number three marquette got out to an early lead against miami and held on for a 71-61 victory. in the west number two ohio state pulled out a win in the closing seconds against six seed arizona 73-70. number nine wichita state reached the elite 8 for the first time in years beating lasalle 72-58. in new york a boxer was arrested and charged with trying to check an unloaded gun on a flight. baseball opens sunday with the astros making their american league debut hosting the texas range rs. trip adviser reports on top parks and pnc park in pittsburgh is number one followed by at&t park in san francisco. then oriole park in baltimore,
boston and st. louis. a great viral video showing a 50-year-old wales man moving and juggling a soccer ball in ways you may have never seen before. he says the secret is lots of practice. just ahead, the contest to pick the best tv theme songs of all. it's getting tighter. plus, it looks like bash are walters is retiring. how will the most famous tv news woman in history h sign off? "early today" returns in a moment.
welcome back to "early today." let me take you through your entire weekend forecast. i mentioned sprinkles in oregon. the west is good. rainy oklahoma to missouri. through saturday, anyone doing travel through the airports such as st. louis, chicago, up to minneapolis may have to deal with rain. we can watch showers in the west, san francisco and north. northern california has a chance of cloudy skies and showers. not causing many travel implications. same forecast for easter sunday. it won't wash out your day. not bad. traveling, couldn't ask for much better. >> not bad, i like that. g.i. joe hopes to be an american box office hero. g.i. joe redemption is the big release over easter weekend. other newcomers the host in
tyler perry's "temptation" should do solid business but will fall short of "the croods." that looks like fun. a baby girl was welcomed by kristen bell and dax shepherd. bell tweets, my new roommate poops her pants and doesn't pay rent. baby shepherd's new name lincoln. antonio balderas attended holy week services. barbara walters is expected to announce her retirement in the next few weeks. the 83-year-old suffered from health issues this year causing her to take time off from "the view." british boy band one direction are cashing in while they can. the one-d world opens stores in london. and fans freaked out over the cardboard cut outs and t-shirts.
basically anything featuring the band. omg, you know? america's most wanted the tv show credited with catching 1100 fugitives is going off the air. finally, yahoo!'s tv theme song showdown has its sweet 16 which includes "friends," "happy days," the adams" family and of course "fresh prince of bell air." thanks for joining us. this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station.
crazy car chases to stunning shark encounters. let's take a look at the week that was. it didn't feel much like spring early this week with snowstorms and fierce winds sweeping through parts of the country. in d.c. hundreds braved the elements outside the supreme court hoping to get inside same sex marriage hearings. >> support for gay marriage is surging like ryan gosling in my dreams. [ cheers and applause ] >> knock it off! >> in michigan one driver's morning commute took a turn for the worse. at least he kept his wheels on the ground. and talk about road rage? no one was around to break up this brawl. apparently lots of people had car trouble this week. >> an elderly woman drove her car through three stores. the woman was like sorry i ruined your stores. the store owner said sorry to call you elderly, lindsay. >> great week for the powerball jackpot winner and an awful one for this woman arrested for public intoxication. a beer company in chile was
arrested for stealing their beer from the simpsons. d'oh! jam carey was in an online video. gun enthusiasts were not amused. divers got up close and personal with a shark off the coast of south africa and this extraordinary two headed discovery was made by a fisherman in florida. and you had to see it to believe it. golfer sergio garcia taking a shot from a tree. mr. t scoring from center ice saying i pity the puck. the galaxy gave the president a jersey for his number one soccer skills. >> hope you guys caught that. that doesn't happen often. >> reporter: oh, yes, a president using his head. >> i looked at that shark attack video and that's why i didn't become a marine biologist. >> you were plenty motivated and smart enough. >> ready to go, but don't put me
in a shark tank. >> that's how they weed you out. >> exactly. thanks, bill. here's a look at what's coming up on the "today" show. savannah goes one on one with cate edwards. she opens up about her father's affair. from gwyneth paltrow to leonardo dicaprio to brad pitt, a sneak peek at early celebrity audition tapes up for auction. keep it here for continuing news, weather, sports and more. i'm dara brown. thanks for watch aing "ing "ear today." thanks for watch aing "ing "ear today." your first sto [ female announcer ] now get high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. at&t u-verse high speed internet offers more speed options, reliability and wi-fi hotspots than ever. go to our website below to get u-verse high speed internet for just $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. it's all the speed you need all at a great price.
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about a sex abuse scandal at a bay area school district. why she says her calls for help were ignored. four-legged detectives return to local schools. how will these be different than before. not loving it. neighbors in west san jose not happy with the new mcdonald's going up in their backyard. why they are now taking matters into their own hands we are loving that the sharks shut out the detroit red wings at this place, at the shark tank, hp pavilion we are giving you a live look at on this good friday, march 29th. this is "today in the bay." good morning to you. 4:31. i'm marla tallez in for jon kelley. >> i'm laura garcia cannon. first, let's check the forecast from christina loren.
we are going to hit highs close to 80 degrees just about everywhere with showers in the forecast as well. so that the bizarre subtropical pattern continues for today. way can tell you is, of course, it is good friday, which means easter is just around the corner. i would say at this point go ahead and plan on having the egg hunt indoors. what shower can activity we do have is right now over the ocean. a lot of that is going to push onshore. we will time out when we have the best chance for showers when the steadier rain arrives tomorrow. mike has the day off. we introduce anthony slaughter with your morning drive good morning, christina. we are tracking a little bit of dense fog with your drive. there is a dense fog advisory across the bay bridge. you can see here, yes, it is foggy. as you head out, keep the head lights on and go a little bit slower than you usually would. of course, it is friday. everybody excited because it is the weekend. take your time. definitely don't want to be a statistic